Silent Fire: A Digital Exhibition Featuring Works by Womxn and about Womxn

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Monday, March 15, 2021 - 9:00am to Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 12:00am
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The Silent Fire Project Team
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Silent Fire: A Digital Exhibition Featuring Works by Womxn and about Womxn


In an effort to extend the lifetime and relevance of Yale’s 2019 “Women at Yale” initiative, and celebrate the contributions of womxn creatives generally, students from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in close partnership with Nasty Women Connecticut have curated a digital display showcasing works by womxn and about womxn. 

An interdisciplinary project from the start, the Silent Fire Project team programmed six noncanonical musical works and issued an open call to contemporary artists to submit corresponding artistic pieces. Ranging from the 1600s to the present day, the exhibition will feature original recordings of sparsely performed musical works with the accompanying visual responses of contemporary artists to each corresponding work. 

Silent Fire’s musical program will feature collaborations between music and visual art brought together by the videography and video design of Camilla Tassi, sound mixing of Liam Bellman Sharpe, and web design of Louisa Deland.The compositions of Fanny Hensel, Alexis Lamb, Libby Larsen, Florence Price, Barbara Strozzi, and Joel Thompson performed by Rhianna Cockrell, Carolyn Craig, Grant Herreid, Beatrice Hsieh, Deborah Stephens, and Andrea Walker. The recorded performances of these musical works will be enhanced by the contributions of visual artists Jacqueline Andrews, Kathryn Butler, Pearl Lee-ora Kruss, Carter Norris, and Carolyn Thompson and the dance choreography of Madison Vomastek. 

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The exhibition will run from March 15August 15, 2021 and be accessible through Upcoming events associated with the exhibition will be posted on Instagram @thesilentfireproject and the “Nasty Women Connecticut - Exhibition” Facebook page.


An opening event will be hosted by the collaborators via Zoom on March 15 at 7:00pm EST and will be free and open to the public. Visit for details and registration. 


Featured Image: Turning, by Julie Blankenship



Lucy McClure (Nasty Women) 

Maddie Blonquist Shrum, Maura Tuffy, Kelly Norris, Andrea Walker (Yale ISM)


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